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Rescue meaning

rescue - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. take forcibly from legal custody; " rescue prisoners"
  2. 2. To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
  3. 3. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
  4. 4. The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
  5. 5. The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
  6. 6. The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
  7. 7. Act of rescuing; release.
  8. 8. To deliver; liberate.

rescue - examples of usage

  1. " Blow me if ever I try to rescue a young woman in distress again, if that's the way I'm to be treated," cried Jack. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. And that wreck and that rescue went down in history. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  3. So they were nearing home when finally it was Gordon whose sense of humor first came to the rescue. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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